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LG 37LH30 LCD HDTV Review

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Vs LG 37LH55

LG 37LH55 Summary
{{article.attachments['LG-37LH30-vanity.jpg']}} • Similar blacks, whites, and contrast. • 37LH30 has a slightly more even color temperature. • 37LH55 has additional media playback features. • 37LH55 has a 240Hz mode.
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Value Comparison Summary


These two TVs are very similar. The main differences between them are feature-based. The 37LH55 has a photo and music playback feature as well as a 240Hz mode.

  Comparison Specifications
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  LG 37LH30 LG 37LH55
Size 37 inches 37 inches
Price $950 $1400
Type LCD LCD
Format 1080p 1080p
Other N/A Photos, music, 240Hz mode

Blacks & Whites


Both TVs had the same black level and very similar peak brightnesses. This means they also had very similar contrast scores.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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LG 37LH30 Score: Black Level: 5.47 Peak Brightness: 8.79 Contrast: 6.14 LG 37LH55 Score: Black Level: 5.47 Peak Brightness: 9.05 Contrast: 6.26

 

Color Accuracy


The LG 37LH30 had a slightly more accurate color temperature. The two TVs had about the same color representation and color gamut.

Color Temperature Comparison
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LG 37LH30 Score: 8.52
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LG 37LH55 Score: 7.96

 

RGB Comparison

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LG 37LH30 Score: 7.94

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LG 37LH55 Score: 7.97

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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LG 37LH30 Score: 6.17
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LG 37LH55 Score: 6.11

 

Motion


The LG 37LH55 did a much better job with mothin smoothness, and slightly better with motion artifacting.

  Motion Scores
  LG 37LH30 LG 37LH55
Motion Smoothness 5.63 7.25
Motion Artifacting 6.00 6.25

 

Viewing Effects


Neither TV had a great viewing angle.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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LG 37LH30 Score: 3.84 LG 37LH55 Score: 3.69

 

Connectivity


The 37LH55 has a handful of ports that the 37LH30 doesn't have. The main difference, however, seems to be the 37LH55's USB port, which gives it additional media playback functionality.

  Connectivity Comparison
  LG 37LH30 LG 37LH55
HDMI 3 4
Component 1 2
Composite 2 2
S-Video 0 0
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 3 4
Digital Audio Out 0 1
Analog Audio Out 0 0
LAN 0 0
USB 0 1
Memory Card 0 0
Other Optical Audio Out 0

 

Other Comparisons


The main feature the 37LH55 has that the 37LH30 doesn't is 240Hz mode. Also, as mentioned above, the 37LH55 has a rudimentary photo and music playback application. While a nice addition, it isn't a particularly eye-catching feature.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs LG 37LH55
  14. Vs JVC LT32J300
  15. VS Samsung LN32B360
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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